Engagement photos might be one of the few times you can convince your significant other to get dressed up (or down) and strike a romantic pose for you to post on Facebook and brag to your friends. They also provide a great trial run with your future wedding photographer so you can see not only how they work but how comfortable you feel in front of a camera. I don’t know about you but I have a tendency to completely freeze up whenever I know somebody is taking a photo of me. Which means my best photos are the ones where I think nobody is looking! Engagement photos are a great way to loosen up before your wedding so you can figure out which face NOT to make when somebody says ‘Cheese!’ and also what angle or poses you might like the best. Engagement photos are also sometimes included with your wedding photography package, so you can really end up saving money if you have your engagement photos pull double-duty for you and use your favorite one for your Save the Dates.
We’ve compiled a few of our favorite engagement photos in the gallery, above. Hopefully they’ll spark a few ideas for your own engagement session! And don’t be afraid to send the ones you like the best to your wedding photographer so they know what kind of style/setup you’re looking to do.